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Physicalizing electromagnetic spectrum for tangible learning

Drăgănuță, C.C. (2022) Physicalizing electromagnetic spectrum for tangible learning.

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Abstract:Despite being widely used, the concept of electromagnetic waves is often difficult to comprehend by the majority of people. This includes students and teachers both from high school and the university. Teaching students about this topic is a challenging yet important task as electromagnetic waves (also referred to as EM waves) are a part of everyday life and are the basis of any wireless communication technology. This thesis focuses on developing a new teaching approach that can help students understand EM waves in an easier and more enjoyable manner. For this, a prototype has been developed through the CreaTe Technology Design Process and it has been evaluated against traditional teaching methods. The results suggest that the learning gain is the same for both the prototype and the traditional method, but students seem to be more engaged and involved in the learning process while using the prototype. Overall, the prototype has been well received and it meets its purpose.
Item Type:Essay (Bachelor)
Faculty:EEMCS: Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science
Subject:80 pedagogy, 81 education, teaching
Programme:Creative Technology BSc (50447)
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